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Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Additional lane to ease school zone congestion on Stagecoach Trail

A contractor will begin adding a lane to Stagecoach Trail on Monday, a project that San Marcos city and school district officials hope will ease twice-daily traffic jams at Hernandez Elementary School.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

City, neighbors meet tonight on Hunter Road widening, roundabout

The Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the City of San Marcos will host an open house/ neighborhood meeting on the Texas Department of Public Safety Hunter Road project on Monday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Live Feed: Lazy Oaks Ranch, Zelick’s permit council discussion

San Marcos City Council: Lazy Oaks Ranch, Marietta Materials groundwater lease, Zelick's conditional permit appeal and Hunter Road apartments.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County plans for San Marcos roads

Most major thoroughfares in San Marcos are recommended for widening under the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. Huge projects such as the San Marcos Loop and an extension of Texas 21 to Posey...

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

City hosting meeting on Hunter widening, roundabout

The Texas Department of Transportation and the San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements department will hold a public open house on the proposed widening of Hunter Road at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at the San Marcos...

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Postal service plans to keep downtown storefront

The feds still plan on closing the post office in downtown San Marcos, though a privately-owned and operated "contract postal unit" offering similar services is planned for the area, said U.S. Postal Service officials last week.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

San Marcos awarded over $12 million in highway funds

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy board of directors awarded the City of San Marcos $6 million to widen and improve Hunter Road and $6.2 million for intersection improvements at Loop 82 and State Highway...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

City studies new regs for residential wind, solar

San Marcos city officials are attempting to encourage the installation of private solar panels and wind turbines with new regulations. People who install such devices could sell surplus power back to the city and other electricity providers.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

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